...where's the outrage over the minimal number of white players starting in the NBA? it's an equally absurd scenario to suggest that skin color qualifies one for any position. Only those good enough make the team, and only the best 5 start....no matter your native country or skin color...the rest of the world's outlook on race, or ignorance thereof, should be modeled after the NBAposted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:34
"Imam Ammar Amonette, of the Islamic Center of Virginia, said that his group was never consulted "
Really? this arrogant SOB had plenty of time to launch an effort to discard the islamic terrorist's body but didn't do a thing except complain when an interfaith coalition actually took action.
Cheats are the folks who pay no federal income tax, but get a check from taxpayers pockets via Uncle Sam because of tax "credits", own several Obamaphones for free paid for by taxes levied on the cell phone bills of the working population, etc...basically those who refuse to produce at least that which they consume are the parasitic cheats living of the sweat of the honest working man.
The only worse folks are the politicians who promote policies that foster dependency by providing the fish versus teaching those to fish for themselves
would have been nice for ABH to promote this event in advance versus sharing results in hindsightposted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 09:00
[quote][b]random518[/b] - T, our society has determined that he has a better purpose as a prisoner. [/quote]
Not so. This individual made personal choices that should have resulted in his being a long-term prisoner much sooner. What "Society" did was to provide the means (housing, food, school, and probably welfare funds) for him to make better choices that would have resulted in an educated productive citizen, and he chose to reject those options laid at his feet.posted @ Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 08:53
Taxpayer money should not be used for art. If it was, then it is an outrage, regardless of who likes it and who does not. If it was private money, who cares?posted @ Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:34
Deserve? really? Obviously Seagraves has a much different opinion than most hard working taxpayers regarding what one must do and accomplish before "deserving" anything in lifeposted @ Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:33
Awesome for the Falcons and fans...what an incredible athlete...best wishes to Tony G!posted @ Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:28
fine-military is not for entertainment anyway...keep cutting the fatposted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:46
possibly they should first compare whether each individuals pay is justified by their qualifications and quality of performance (called the "merit system"...a theory that was actually taught years ago in public schools). If they do that, there won't be any discrepancy based on physical characteristics such as gender, eye color, height, weight, skin color...blah...blah...all physical characteristics are equally irrelevant to one's worth in the marketplace.posted @ Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 19:49
I went to Cedar Shoals in the eighties and it was a dangerous jungle then...now its just a pre-incarceration holding cell for alot of students who are there for free lunch, drugs, gangs and sex. Our homecoming queen had 2 kids and there was daycare at the school. It's time for government to stop fostering dependency and let natural selection take over. There are some kids there who want to learn and move on and up in life. Get the lowlifes out of the way, fire the bad teachers, pay the good ones and thank them for risking their lives at that place.posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:29
best of luck to a great group of young men!posted @ Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:54
@Farmer GA: : how refreshing it is to read an intelligent post that presents the true history-both sides-and not just the racist side. thank you and i wish the media would report in such a mannerposted @ Friday, February 8, 2013 - 13:59
seems like he would be a good person to start to try and balance out the extreme left members of the senateposted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 10:03
1) Marshall Shephard is a great role model and we need more people like him
2) I am beyond sick and tired of the sanctioned bigotry in today's America..."UGA climate scientist wants more African Americans in science fields" what if it read "wants more whites"? the uprising would be tremendous. When will we all stop delineating along racial lines and simply want what is best for EVERY American regardless of race and America as a whole?!
"Weak schools are a stumbling block for state industry "...mainly due to "weak" families who do not value education nor strive to succeed beyond government dependency, not the teachers so much or the fundingposted @ Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 09:26
I suppose an objective person would tie Obama to knowledge of racism simply by the fact that 95% of black voters exhibited clear racial bigotry by voting against the white candidate, while the white vote was spread more evenly between the two candidates...yes, racism still permeates America, just not the racism of the 1960'sposted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 09:01
three "can-kicks" down the road in the last 12 months alone, and Pelosi says it's a bad deal because it "would set up another potential confrontation in just a few months" ...Just a few months?...Seriously? it's been 4 years since we've had a budget and it's been a pending "confrontation" issue the entire time for the fiscally responsible Americans. Democrats need to step it up on fiscal issues and take the lead since they hold most of the cardsposted @ Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:35
@swhitney: How right you are...I believe viewing each other based on our character, not skin color, was his overall goal. It is my opinion that MLK would be very sad to see the race-based organizations and delineations perpetuated by blacks today with minimal focus, other than by Bill Cosby, for character focus.posted @ Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:19
Our leaders got their tax increase, but postponed the real issue of spending control for 2 months, and gun control is what they are dealing with? My guess is that they ignore the spending issue till the last minute and then blame Republicans for "shutting down the government" when they have no meaningful deal by the perpetually postponed deadline. Incredible irresponsibility on display. Wish I could spend more than I have with no consequences, but the government is doing it for me with my money. Embarrassment.posted @ Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:06
also, beware of the young men selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door to help "former prisoners" . We live in Oconee near Athens Academy and have been burned twice by these group of gangster thugs when we try to do the right thing and, surprise, no magazines ever come but the checks are cashed quickly.posted @ Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 10:39
I'll be there at 7PM to support a business that recognized the gift they were given and chose to do the same for othersposted @ Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 10:36
Gun control at its finest...a law abiding citizen with good aim at a parasite...carry onposted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 11:11
My oldest child is in her third year at UGA..HOPE (which I am grateful for) barely covers the semester "fees", not to mention the rapidly increasing tuition and ridiculous cost of books that professors write and then "revise" every year or so in order that used books cannot be used. You have to be born into a special interest group to receive anything more than a student loan...it's tough, but necessary to make her able to produce at least that which she consumes.posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 09:15
I hope a portion of the taxes from the development go toward a substantial increase in the police presence downtown and increased jail space because if the law abiding citizens are going to these hotels, conventions, etc. Athens really needs to start putting away, and keeping locked up, the lowlife criminals that haunt downtown.posted @ Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 10:36
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Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more
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